Our services

Our goal is to help you improve your business results—and the lives of the employees who drive those results.

Open-Book Management Implementation

Transform your company by getting every employee engaged in making money.

Customer Interviews

Learn more about your marketplace. Boost your repeat and referral business. We’ll make the calls for you or show you how to get your employees involved.

Business Literacy Training

Teach employees your company’s key financial numbers through this customized, non-classroom method.

Specialized Services

Gainsharing plan design. Core-customer analysis. Annual and quarterly strategic planning support. Business valuation and equity incentive plan support.

OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT WORKS

Open-Book Management is a way of running a company that helps everyone think and act like businesspeople. Like owners.

People + Profitability: The World’s Shortest Guide to Better Performance and More Engaged Employees

The Three Key Elements of Open-Book Management

A Brief History of a Business Movement

Client Success Stories

who we are

Our Approach

Our Approach

We offer rigorous, time-tested methodologies. We keep your costs low, and we offer a no-nonsense guarantee of client satisfaction.

Our Team

Our Team

Head coach Bill Fotsch is a graduate engineer and Harvard MBA who has helped hundreds of companies achieve great results through an engaged workforce.

“Companies that practice open-book management
have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle.”

-Training magazine

Recent Articles

  • CEO of Seattle’s Gravity Payments, he’s the guy who promised to raise every employee’s annual salary to at least $70,000 over the next three years. This is where he is now. Source: Forbes | Two Cheers For The ,000-A-Year Minimum Wage...

  • A couple of years ago, the American Psychological Association released a study of trust in the workplace. The findings were stark. About one in four Americans actively mistrust their employer. About half believe that their employer is not open and upfront with them. As......

  • The bottom of a Zambian copper mine might seem an unlikely place to find budding capitalists. But there they were. This is Bill’s story, so we’ll let him tell it in the first person. I was walking through the Konkola mine, a mile below......

OBM at Anthony Wilder Design/Build

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, an award-winning home-remodeling company, uses open-book management to increase teamwork, company spirit, and profitability.

Leadership Styles: Turning Employees Into Owners

A few years ago, the owners of a Maryland architectural firm opened up their books for all employees to see. Now, the founders are demonstrating effective leadership and getting employees involved. They’re turning everyone into owners.

WHAT OUR Happy Clients SAY